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Reviving Albert Camus: Nonviolence and Pro-Independence PR Activism in Catalonia

  • Authors
  • Xifra, Jordi
  • UPF authors
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • Publication year
  • 2021
  • Volume
  • 66
  • Number
  • 1
  • Pages
  • 106-117
  • ISSN
  • 0002-7642
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • In recent years, the electoral situation in Spain, has been marked by the issue of Catalan independence, which has conditioned the electoral agenda of all parties and the frames of political discourse. Against the idea of a violent movement that the Spanish nationalist parties and government want to transmit to Spanish society about the separatist movement, the nationalist parties¿ and Catalan government turn to nonviolent discourse and action. This nonviolent behavior is based on what in the past century was defended by some public intellectuals, such as Albert Camus.Indeed, Camus is our exemplar because he also raises issues that continue to be relevant, especially in advocating principles and methods of nonviolent political action. Furthermore, Camus did so in situations of war and injustice through tactics typical of political communication the of activist groups. This article wants to show how current and how effective the ideas of Camus are today, when it is 60 years since his death, in some national electoral discourses and actions, and serve for activism PR purposes in the political communication frame.
  • Complete citation
  • Xifra, Jordi. Reviving Albert Camus: Nonviolence and Pro-Independence PR Activism in Catalonia. American Behavioral Scientist 2021; 66(1): 106-117.
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